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The White Swan, Portsmouth

Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by in Pubs

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The White Swan, Portsmouth

The White Swan is Portsmouth’s first brewpub from the newly formed Brewhouse and Kitchen. The company aims to open other brewpubs around the country.

About the Brewpub

The White Swan was designed in the early 1900s for Portsmouth now closed Brickwoods Brewery and is a Grade II listed building.

Locally known as the Mucky Duck, until early 2013, the White Swan was owned by JD Wetherspoon. They had operated on the site since 2009 but felt that the building was too small for the chain. Keen to keep the building operating as a pub they sold it to the Brewhouse and Kitchen for an undisclosed sum in early February, 2013 and on March 4th the brewpub opened its doors.

The Brewery

With a capacity of around 2,800 pints a week, the head brewer aims to produce 7 core beers including one named after Portsmouth’s world champion swimmer Katy Sexton. All beer will be casked and they will also be producing regular seasonal beers.

According to the head brewer, who was born in Spain and went to university in Germany, the brewing equipment came from the Lamb Brewery in London. The small setup allows customers to get close to the equipment and watch the brewer at work.

The Beer

In addition to the beer produced on site, they also offer guest casks, and beers such as Innis and Gunn, Flying Dog and Samuel Adams.

More Photos of the White Swan

Venue Location

The White Swan

26 Guildhall Walk



Tel: 02392 891340

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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